Jon Brady was a happy man as he reflected on Saturday’s 3-2 home win over promotion rivals Tranmere Rovers.
In front of a bumper crowd of over 7,000 at Sixfields the Cobblers lead 3-0 through Fraser Horsfall (2) and Mitch Pinnock before two late goals from Tranmere set up a tense finale on the club’s 125th anniversary fixture.
“It was great to get the three points but even more so it was a great day for our football club,” he said.
“Tranmere are a very good side and I knew at 3-0 there was still something potentially in the game. It’s very difficult to play against the wind here and that does make it hard to get out.
“I felt the penalty was extremely soft but we dug in for the last few minutes and I’m glad we saw it out.
“Fraser lead the team very well today, he was on the front foot, he won every header and he was totally dominant from set pieces. He was everything you want from your captain.
“The delivery from Sam Hoskins and Mitch Pinnock was terrific and it was a great goal from Mitch as well.
“We’ve seen over the last week or two that it has been tough for us but all we can do is go game by game.
“The team looked a lot more balanced today and we played some really good football in the first half.
“I didn’t want to bring Jack Sowerby off but I have to protect him. We’ve had some injury problems and it looks like we’ve lost Josh Eppiah for two to three weeks with his calf.
“We’ve had brilliant support this year and hopefully we can take a big following to Carlisle next week.”